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    How hard is it to spray repair a bumper

    I have typical paint scrapes and a such on my bumper, how easy it to spray paint and repair it. And if so what bits and peices do i need. I cant really afford 150 for chips-away man lol

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    Best bet is to just redo the whole bumper as it's far easier then trying to blend the paint in.

    All ya need is some wet n dry paper (800/1000 grit), tack cloths, panel wipe, paint and laquer.

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    Personally, i'd save up and get a pro to do it.

    By the time you've bought everything, done all the preperation.

    You'll then have the pain of priming it, getting an even coat of colour over the whole bumper, then the same with lacquer.

    You also have the issue of drying it, making sure that the paint and lacquer don't get touched/contaminated when wet and drying.

    Plus you'll need heat/oven to get a good finish etc.

    You could do all that, and still end up taking it to Chipsaway away.

    £150 will seem like a bargain

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    Not even worth trying on your own, assuming your thinking of buying halfords or vx rattle cans? You won't get an even coat, spray will be inconsistent and even the colour can be inconsistent out of rattle cans depending on mixture.

    Doing the whole bumper is advisable as it's damn near impossible to get the blend perfect.

    If you wanted to do the job properly you'd have to look at getting an airline and spray guns and that kind of thing. £150 is cheap.

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    Haha now you have said that, i think il wait for when i have the funds
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